BAKKAVOR GRADUATE SCHEME
Discover Bakkavor if you’re interested in the scientific and technical aspects of food manufacture. Join Bakkavor in this fascinating area, and you’ll find yourself working with teams across our business to ensure we develop and manufacture safe, high-quality products.
You may not have heard of us, but we’re just about the biggest name in the food industry. You’ll find us in the factories and fridges across the land both in the UK and overseas, where we are establishing a fast-developing presence in the United States and China.
In total, we have 19,000 employees worldwide. In the UK, we are number one across all four categories within fresh prepared foods, Meals, Salads, Desserts and Pizza & Bread. Our customers include some of the best known grocery retailers who sell our products to consumers under their respective retailer brands. That’s why we are proud to work with all the leading retail brands; it’s what keeps us busy! Why wouldn’t you want work on a bigger scale and become a part of all their success stories?
Our Technical Programme
Over two 12-month placements, you’ll help determine what can and can’t be done with processes and technology. You’ll work with New Product Development, Production, Purchasing and many other departments to find innovative solutions to all kinds of issues. Expect to gain key skills in everything from food safety, food labelling and microbiology to internal auditing and factory hygiene. Not to mention management and leadership. After two years, you’ll join us in a permanent role, giving you the potential to grow into a Technical Manager. You’ll also gain an all-round understanding of manufacturing, as there’s more than meets the eye to be able to get the food from farm to fork!
What you'll need
You’ll need a technical, food related or science based degree at a minimum of 2:2, and at least 3 months’ work experience in a technical, manufacturing or professional services environment. As well as having excellent organisational skills, you'll need to promote the highest standards in health and safety. Having an inquisitive nature and an inbuilt desire to challenge the norms is the key to success. Here at Bakkavor innovation is what we are all about; it’s what keeps us ahead of the competition, so make sure you’re keeping up to date with the current affairs and latest food trends.
What we offer
As well as a salary of £24,500, you’ll receive an additional £1000 payment when you start, and your salary is reviewed after completing your first year with us. We’ll also cover the costs for 2 weeks B&B or rent, plus reasonable removal costs. Our sites are located throughout the UK and your placements could take you from the south of England to Scotland. There may even be the chance to work in one of our international sites so you’ll need to show great flexibility. That’s where Zenith comes in! One monthly cost gets you a brand new car of your choice and insurance, along with all the extras to get you on the road at a cheaper rate. We also believe a good work life balance is a must. That’s why you’re able to buy an additional 5 days on top the 25 days holiday as standard. Becoming a Bakkavor employee also gives you exclusive access to our platform that gives hundreds of discounts across the major retailers. We also invite first year graduates to get involved with fund raising for the Princes Countryside Fund as a chance to build relations with our fellow graduates and the local community.
Our graduate scheme is for people who can think bigger and grow faster. We created it to develop the future-leaders and shapers of our business.